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5th July 2010

In this newsletter:

Green boost for Newcastle’s science credentials

Full steam ahead for Metro redevelopment

Blog: cuts will not interrupt progress

NewcastleGateshead’s 20-year vision launched

Gateshead and Spenhill reach Tesco agreement

Riverside Dene welcomes residents

Paul Woods is named Finance Director of the Year

Support for North East businesses welcomed

Two Newcastle architect firms merge

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Green boost for Newcastle’s science credentials

Science Central

Newcastle’s prowess as a Science City was further highlighted when scientists at Newcastle University completed the first phase of a giant central heating system that will harness heat from deep underground.
 
The first hot water was pumped out of the ground on 23 June as part of the landmark project to investigate the potential of geothermal energy as a source of renewable heat.
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Full steam ahead for Metro redevelopment

A Tyne and Wear Metrocar travelled through the North East streets by lorry on 21 June – marking the start of a Ł20 million refurbishment for the entire Metro fleet.
 
And only a day later new Chancellor George Osborne confirmed the coalition Government’s ongoing commitment to invest up to Ł350 million in modernising the Metro system.
 
The challenging operation to transport the 40-tonne Metrocar to Doncaster, where it will receive specialist improvement work, will have to be repeated many times over the next five years as the fleet is upgraded.
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Blog: cuts will not interrupt progress

Funding cuts are affecting regeneration projects up and down the country.
 
But NewcastleGateshead's progress is set to continue, as Newcastle Council's executive director of Environment and Regeneration David Slater explains in his exclusive Renaissance blog.
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NewcastleGateshead’s 20-year vision launched

Gateshead Quays

NewcastleGateshead’s city development company 1NG has launched its 20-year economic and spatial masterplan.
 
Placing the economy, people and places at its heart, the 1Plan sets out how NewcastleGateshead’s competitiveness can be increased over the coming years.
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Gateshead and Spenhill reach Tesco agreement

An agreement has been signed between Tesco's regeneration subsidiary and Gateshead Council that could see the submission of a planning application for the Trinity Square development.
 
The agreement is a sign of investor confidence and follows the release of the 1Plan, the city’s 20-year vision for economic development.
 
Leader of Gateshead Council, Councillor Mick Henry said: "This agreement brings with it the confidence of one of the UK’s most significant investors – which will hopefully trigger further development. It is hoped that this will turn Trinity Square into a vibrant centre that meets the long held aspirations of Gateshead people.
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Riverside Dene welcomes residents

The first residents have given the thumbs up to their new homes in the refurbished tower blocks at Riverside Dene.
 
Five of Cruddas Park’s 10 blocks have been brought up to 21st century standards as the council and its partners seek to continue the dramatic transformation of the estate.
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Paul Woods is named Finance Director of the Year

Newcastle City Council’s director of finance and resources Paul Woods was named Finance Director of the Year in the North East Accountancy Awards 2010.
 
Woods, who topped a shortlist of five to scoop the prize, received his award in a glittering ceremony at the Newcastle Marriott Hotel.
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Support for North East businesses welcomed

The North East Chamber of Commerce praised the coalition Government’s emergency budget when it was unveiled in June.
 
Commenting on the budget, James Ramsbotham, North East Chamber of Commerce chief executive, said: “We knew this was going to be a painful budget, but the Chancellor has largely taken the right decisions to safeguard economic recovery by protecting businesses.”
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Two Newcastle architect firms merge

Newcastle architect firms - Hopper Howe Sadler and Reid Jubb Brown - have stepped up their grand designs for expansion by merging to become Sadler Brown. (Sourced from ne business.)
 
Hopper Howe Sadler was created following Stockton’s Bowker Sadler Partnership’s takeover of Newcastle firms Bill Hopper Design and the Howe Partnership in 2006.
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